default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

Fuson leads California Cart Retrieval past H.R. Keefer

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2000 10:00 pm

California Cart Retrieval spotted pitcher Matt Fuson four runs before he ever stepped on the mound in Tuesday’s Majors Bambino championship game at Salas Park.

It was three more runs than he would need against H.R. Keefer.

Fuson shut down Keefer’s lineup, throwing a one-hit shutout and striking out 14 to lead CCR to a 7-0 victory and its second straight championship.

“My team gave me a lot of support,” Fuson said. “They hit the ball really good tonight. I pitched like I normally do, except when their better hitters came up. Then I threw a little harder.”

Keefer didn’t pick up its first hit until Zach Massie doubled with one out in the fourth. Aside from that, Fuson was on top of his game, walking only one and hitting a batter.

CCR came out swinging, sending eight men to the plate in the top of the first inning.

After Brennen Miller led off with a walk, Nick Parisi singled to put runners at first and second. Fuson then hit what looked to be a harmless grounder to the infield, but the ball was misplayed, allowing two runs to score and Fuson to reach safely.

Spencer Thomas followed with a two-run blast to right field that gave CCR a 4-0 lead. Thomas finished with two hits in the game and had three runs batted in.

CCR added three more runs in the second on four singles and a walk.

Michael Blackmun started the inning with a single before Keefer pitcher Kevin Keefer struck out the next batter. CCR then got three consecutive one-out singles from Parisi, Fuson and Thomas to plate two runs. Fuson later scored on a wild pitch to give CCR a 7-0 cushion after two.

Parisi had two hits and two runs for CCR, Miller had two hits and scored once and Blackmun scored twice. Ben Wong added a hit.

H.R. Keefer roster:

  • Kevin Keefer
  • Randy Smart
  • Chris Aleria
  • Zach Massie
  • Andrew Billups
  • Bryan McKay
  • Josh Christensen
  • Julian Martinez,
  • James Shaw
  • Raymond Lerma
  • Josh Grinstead
  • Eric Escalante
  • Aaron Roth

California Cart Retrieval roster:

  • Brennen Miller
  • Nick Parisi
  • Matt Fuson
  • Spencer Thomas
  • Ben Wong
  • Michael Blackmun
  • Jakob Wight
  • Juan Toledo
  • Daniel Hartley
  • Randy Turrentine

Comments about this story? Send mail to Scott Howell

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.


Popular Stories



Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists